Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

You Can Never Count The Stars: Shania & Sydney’s True Story of Help & Hope

This from Mental Health America of Texas.

“Shania becomes depressed and has thoughts of suicide after being bullied and going off her medication. She gets help from her sister, Sydney, her mother, counseling and love and help from her family. Her true story emphasizes that help is available and help works for depression and suicide prevention.”
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 273-8255

Suicide Prevention App

Get the Suicide Prevention App or visit the web site: www.mhatexas.org/ask/

You can help prevent suicide in your community by knowing how to ask about suicide, and knowing where to get help. Download the free suicide prevention iPhone App today, ASK ! Search under suicide prevention in App Store to get the ASK! about suicide App to save a life with warning signs, how to ask and hotlines.

Project Coordinator/Producer:
Merily Keller, Texas Suicide Prevention Council — TexasSuicidePrevention.org
Mary Ellen Nudd, Mental Health America of Texas — Mhatexas.org

Creative Direction: Casey McPherson, Davis Niendorff — Mhatexas.org

Director: Jason Marlow

Cinematographer: Todd Campbell

Music: Karl Snyder “Valentine’s Wisdom”
courtesy of Third Side Music

****Not all videos on the internet about suicide prevention promote healthy responses and safe behavior.**** These videos follow best practice guidelines as outlined by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Mental Health America of Texas. Our goal is to promote both in our continuing effort to prevent suicide across all demographics, and especially among youth in Texas.

This video was developed under contract number 2010-034469 from the Texas Department of State Health Services(DSHS) to Mental Health America of Texas(MHAT). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas Department of State Health Services or Mental Health America of Texas; nor do pictures or mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by TDSHS or MHAT.

Going to Be Old Someday? Invest in Behind the Old Face; The Current Climate and Future of Aging

Do you know of an elderly person who was treated poorly, disrespected, ignored, neglected or abused, either emotionally, financially or physically? Have you ever visited a nursing home and felt sorry for the patients and hope you never have to leave your home? Do you think we can do a better job in the way we treat and care for the elderly? Would you like a better living solution for yourself when you are elderly and need care? Do you fear your retirement years because you don’t have sufficient income saved for care if you need it?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, please act by pledging, supporting, and sharing this project.

Behind the Old Face; The Current Climate and Future of Aging is a book that is part of a larger nonprofit advocacy project to improve the treatment, living and care of seniors and┬áprovide education, real resources and assistance to seniors and family caregivers that are not being provided by other associations and foundations. Read more…